HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 30Xavier was in no way pleased that Leah was made to oversee the project. Yes, he would enjoy using her to make Scarlet feel uncomfortable (he didn't know why he enjoyed that) but the whole vibes he was getting from Leah in general did not leave much room for happiness. "How annoying." He muttered to himself."I'll hang up now dad. I still have a lot to do." He said in a dull tone."Yeah, that's fine. Do be careful though. I don't want you getting hurt.""I'll be fine dad." He replied calmly."Good. Bye." Xavier heard his dad hang up.He sighed and relaxed on his seat. There was a slight knock on the door and Scarlet came in.Xavier's eyes roamed her body In a quick glance . Her long brown hair brushed the small of her back, and even though she was wearing nothing but a silver coat and jeans, she still had that naughty vibe. He frowned at that, and took a few moments to regather his thoughts."May I?" She asked."What is it Scarlet?"'such a grumpy bear' she
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 29Xavier had something over Simmonshead, so despite the fact that he loathed Xavier, he dared not confront Xavier head-on.He could speak to Verity, and expose his treachery, and that would mean being publicly defamed."My track record for managing teams is on par with others on the list, and I consistently perform among the top senior managers. Vice President Xavier, are you still angry with me for what transpired previously? And if you are, I would appreciate your sharing that emotion, and understanding, with me. And yes, if you do have anger towards me, I would also appreciate knowing that, because I can't help but think you're doing this out of anger"Simmons appeared to be a little unhappy.Xavier giggled while lowering his eyes. "No, I don't bear a grudge against you, but I do recall that before to this, you weren't interested in working with J&K. I just worry that it may hinder our ability to work together.""I'll follow the company's decision, as you
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 28"I've told you already Leah, I'm not interested in you." Antonio said.Leah was shocked. He wasn't interested in her? Everyone was interested in her. She was the one everyone turned to. Why was Antonio different?She stammered for a response and before she could speak, he cut her off."Leah. You're very beautiful, but it's not enough. I want something more than that.""I don't see why that's necessary," Leah replied nervously."For me it is. I want someone who is smart, intelligent, thoughtful, generous. The kind of woman that would make me and your mom proud.""I am those things.""You're good, Leah, but not great."Leah found herself speechless, though she was not scared.Just then, Scarlet walked by and Leah noticed how Antonio's eyes lit up at the sight of her. She shivered when his eyes traveled down her petite frame. "Scarlet," he said, hoping to get her attention. " I gotta go." He said, running off to Scarlet, leaving Leah standing there, confused,
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 27Scarlet tapped gently on the door and opened it. She had gone to get Xavier some coffee. She placed them gently on the table.“How can you drink two cups of coffee? Too much caffeine isn’t healthy you know?” Scarlet teased.“I’ll need a lot of it today. We have a meeting with silicon housing. Mr Peter has sent in the project and his plans. We need to meet up and decide how best to go about the project.”Scarlet rolled her eyes in exasperation. “So we’re meeting with Leah grit. This is going to be a long meeting.”“It seems you don’t like her very much. Do you know her?” Xavier asked.“We went to college together. We were roommates. Let’s just say it wasn’t a great experience living with her.”Xavier sat up and crossed one leg over the other, his interest piqued. “Really? What was she like?”Xavier wasn’t really interested in the woman. She was really beautiful but she gave off the wrong kind of vibes. He had learned to trust his instincts especially when it
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 26"cheer up boy!" Don Alfredo said. "At least we have someone to share the risks with besides, the benefits supersedes the disadvantages."Xavier wasn't at all pleased with the three way partnership but Don Alfredo was right.He relaxed in the car and let his thoughts drift but was soon brought out when she felt a head on his shoulder. That was when he remembered Scarlet was in the car too, seated by him.She had fallen asleep. She must have been exhausted.He looked at her but by then she was fast asleep.She complain about how very uncomfortable her dress was and had stopped to change. She had on a white shirt and jean skirt and her hair was pulled back into a ponytail.She was looking very adorable now, curled up on the back seat with her head on his shoulder .His heart fluttered at the sight. Just like it did when he'd seen her before they came to the dinner. He'd felt that pull he had not been able to explain or define. That hand on his shoulder…and the
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 25For their anniversary, J&K Corporation gathered a large number of socialites, businesspeople, and politicians. The banquet was attended by only the privileged.Xavier had conducted his homework. It was difficult for J&K, a young company with little financial support, to gain such a reputation or grow to this level in only a few short years.He arrived prepared since he knew that closing this contract and collaborating with them would benefit his company.Everyone was mingling in the hallway and exchanging pleasantries when a big surprise appeared. The crowd turned to face the door. The Alfredos—Don and Xavier Alfredo—just entered the room. Many people dreaded them because they were brutal and decisive.There was another woman who caught the attention of a few too. Her beauty was subtle yet deep. Like the soft brush strokes that accentuate the intensity of her. Her physique was sleek yet full. Her curves were definitely a work of art. She was smiling as she s
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 24Leah grit walked into the fairly dark room. It was broad daylight but the curtains in the room was drawn. From what she could see, it was some sort of study. There were lots of books on several.shelves, a desk and chairs.“Have a seat.” She heard someone say. It was a woman. She was seated at a corner where it would be impossible to make out her face. She could tell from her silhouette that it was a middle aged woman, probably in her early fourties. She looked like a rich woman and her aura exuded power. She sat down, her hands placed on her laps.“You know why you’re here don’t you?” The woman asked.“Yes ma’am.” She replied.“And what exactly is that, tell me?”“I am going to be the face of your newly acquired company. I will only act and make decisions when you instruct me to. I’m the boss on the outside, and I answer to you.”“Very good. You’re a smart one. There’s a deal I need you to acquire. You went to business school so you’re not entirely useless.
HIS RESURGENCE CHAPTER 23“Monday mornings suck.” Scarlet exclaimed as she sank into her chair. She rubbed her aching foot and relished the relief she felt. Monday’s were usually busy. She had had to fill in for Xavier in some meetings while he attended others.She peeled into Xavier’s office to see if he was back too. He was in his office. He stood close to the widow, one hand in his pocket. He always took that posture when he answered the phone.“Sure dad, I can come over for dinner. It’s been too busy at the office, I rarely eat dinner at home.” He said“Then it’s settled then. I’ll ask Margaret to make something delicious. Bring scarlet along. I haven’t spoken to her in a while.”“Umm..sure.” Xavier replied reluctantly.“Whats with the reply? Do you not like her?” Alfredo asked.“She’s good at her job, I give her that. She can be annoying sometimes though.” Xavier replied Don Alfredo let out a laugh. “Well I’m glad you both are getting along. See you at dinner then, both of you